Staid vs. Stolid

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  • Staid (adjective)

    Serious, organized, and professional; sober.

  • Staid (adjective)

    Always fixed in the same location; stationary.

  • Staid (verb)

    obsolete spelling of stayed

  • Stolid (adjective)

    Having or revealing little heavily stupid.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Staid

    imp. & p. p. of Stay.

  • Staid (adjective)

    Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, flighty, or fanciful.

  • Stolid (adjective)

    Hopelessly insensible or stupid; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish.

Webster Dictionary
  • Staid (adjective)

    characterized by dignity and propriety

  • Stolid (adjective)

    having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited;

    "her impassive remoteness"

    "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"

    "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"

    "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"

Princeton's WordNet

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